IBM and consultants and outsourcing business Infosys are to work together, with Infosys using the IBM Bluemix cloud platform to rapidly prototype, develop and deploy the next generation of cloud apps for its global clients.
The collaboration includes the launch of Bluemix-powered Innovation Lab for co-creation of apps with clients; training of Infosys developers on Bluemix and cloud app development skills; as well as Infosys’ adoption of Bluemix Dedicated’s vast library of cognitive computing and analytics solutions and other services to build client apps.
The Infosys Innovation Lab is intended to be a place to co-create apps and rapidly deliver app prototypes and will be staffed with a dedicated team of designers, extreme agile specialists, and industry and technology architects.
Commenting on the partnership Srikantan Moorthy, Head of Application Development and Maintenance, Infosys said, “Digital transformation is unleashing the power of smarter processes for our clients. Our goal is to bring these advanced technologies to clients’ application landscape in the most rapid and collaborative way possible. Infosys will also incorporate Bluemix-related curriculum into its on-boarding and training process.”
IBM launched Bluemix with a one billion dollar (£650 million)investment in 2014, that matured quickly to become the largest Cloud Foundry deployments in the world with a catalogue of over 120 tools and software-services.